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Endosymbionts in Paramecium / Edition 1

Endosymbionts in Paramecium / Edition 1

by Masahiro Fujishima


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Endosymbiosis is a key force in eukaryotic cell evolution, and Paramecium an ideal study host. Topics in this volume include the origins of algal and bacterial symbionts in Paramecium and the diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria such as Holospora and Chlorella.

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ISBN-13: 9783540926764
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 05/20/2009
Series: Microbiology Monographs , #12
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Origins of Algal Symbionts of Paramecium bursaria Ryo Hoshina Nobutaka Imamura 1

Infection of Paramecium bursaria by Symbiotic Chlorella Species Yuuki Kodama Masahiro Fujishima 31

Metabolic Control Between the Symbiotic Chlorella and the Host Paramecium Yutaka Kato Nobutaka Imamura 57

Regulation of Circadian Rhythms of Paramecium bursaria by Symbiotic Chlorella Species Isoji Miwa 83

Photobiological Aspects of the Mutualistic Association Between Paramecium bursaria and Chlorella Ruben Sommaruga Bettina Sonntag 111

Diversity of Endosymbiotic Bacteria in Paramecium Hans-Dieter Göet;rtz Sergei I. Fokin 131

Diversity of Holospora Bacteria in Paramecium and Their Characterization Sergei I. Fokin Hans-Dieter Göet;rtz 161

Infection and Maintenance of Holospora Species in Paramecium caudatum Masahiro Fujishima 201

The Killer Effect of Paramecium and Its Causative Agents Martina Schrallhammer Michael Schweikert 227

Index 247

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